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Providence hospitals in Spokane rationing face masks amid global shortage

Personal protective equipment is being kept under lock and key. Nurses and doctors are required to wear face masks for as long as federal guidelines allow. And masks designed to …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Sacred Heart nurses reach tentative agreement with Providence officials

More than 1,900 nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center will vote on the tentative agreement next week reached in the early hours of Tuesday morning after long negotiation sessions.

Editorial: Sacred Heart’s financial woes point to deeper health care challenges

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the region’s most important provider, is operating in the red. The real challenge, however, is much bigger than one hospital.

Operating in the red: Providence Sacred Heart has been losing money since 2016

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is operating at a loss, and has been since 2016, and hospital leaders say this is largely due to expenses outpacing revenue.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Frank Reynolds, beloved child cancer doctor at Deaconess and Sacred Heart, dies at 83

Colleagues, patients and co-workers remember the longtime doctor’s devotion to the care of the whole patient at a time when many families faced uncertain futures and frightening diagnoses. Reynolds insisted …

100 years ago in Spokane: Hospitals train women to be nurse’s aides at World War I battlefront

All three of Spokane’s hospitals announced plans to train young women as nurse’s aides for the French battlefront.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017

Spokane Valley man accused of assaulting toddler because she interrupted him while playing Xbox

A Spokane Valley man accused of brutally beating his girlfriend’s child was charged Monday with first-degree child assault.

100 years ago in Spokane: At Sacred Heart graduation, doctor encourages new nurses to join war effort

The Sacred Heart Hospital nursing school graduated 21 nurses – at a time when nurses were in exceptionally high demand. Dr. William O’Shea, who presented the diplomas, told the graduates …

Not just a drill: Sacred Heart Medical Center simulates transporting patients with Ebola to new special pathogens unit

Sacred Heart Medical Center participated in a citywide drill Wednesday to simulate transporting a patient with Ebola from Spokane International Airport to the hospital’s new special pathogens unit, which is …

Providence notifies employees of planned job cuts

Providence Health & Services is telling employees it will eliminate some positions in the next two months as the not-for-profit health system copes with falling revenue from reimbursement rates not …

Driver dies in crash into Sacred Heart parking garage

A driver was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash into a parking garage at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Sacred Heart nurse assaulted by a patient

A nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center was assaulted Thursday by a patient.

Front & Center: Sacred Heart CEO Alex Jackson reflects on changing health care climate

Sacred Heart chief executive Alex Jackson describes his role in leading the hospital and fulfilling its mission is ensuring health care providers have the focus and tools they need to …

100 years ago in Spokane: A “saloon man” from Seattle jumps from the Trent Bridge

Jack Strube, described as a “saloon man” from Seattle, was walking across the Spokane River at the Trent Bridge with three young relatives.

Investigators make fourth arrest in boy’s beating

Investigators have made a fourth arrest in connection to the brutal beating that left a 15-year-old Spokane Valley boy in the hospital for several days.

Health eXpress app offers on-demand doctor visits

Do you need to see the doctor for an ache or pain? There’s an app for that.

Medical providers opening facilities as more are insured

Health care organizations are investing millions of dollars in emergency and urgent care centers across the Spokane region to treat the growing number of patients who have gained insurance and …

Hot dog stand owner dies from flu

Chad Rattray wasn’t only Cheddar Chad. He wasn’t simply the guy who sold dollar dogs, occasionally slathering on the mustard and handing it over – on the house – to …

Large fraud ring passed bad checks, federal indictments allege

At least 29 people face federal criminal indictments for allegedly trying to cash fraudulent checks written on accounts for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Health & Services, Kmart, a …

Sacred Heart to lay off 90 as Inland assumes X-ray, scanning services

About 90 employees of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will lose their jobs after radiology provider Inland Imaging announced it will take over X-ray and scanning services at the area’s …

Providence turns to online interpreters

Providence Health, the region’s largest medical service provider, has turned to online interpreters to help non-English-speakers receive care from nurses, doctors or therapists. The Providence network recently announced that more …

Overnight collisions send WSP trooper, 2 others to hospital

A Washington State Patrol trooper ran a red light and was struck by a drunken driver in West Central Spokane on Wednesday night, and a Mead woman and her 10-year-old …

UPDATED: Wed., March 5, 2014

Stevens County students sent to hospital after bus crash

An early morning slide off sent eight students of the Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to the hospital, according to district administrators.

Providence, Premera agree on network terms

Providence, Eastern Washington’s largest medical provider, is back in the coverage network for Premera Blue Cross and Lifewise, the area’s largest health insurers. Providence and Premera announced their new agreement …

Sacred Heart pharmacy tech pleads guilty in pill theft

Pending a judge’s approval, Paul Martsin will spend five years in prison for stealing thousands of high-powered prescription medications and pay more than $11,000 to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where …

Premera boots Providence from network for small-business plans

Small businesses in Spokane County that choose Premera Blue Cross for their employee health plans won’t have access to the Providence health care system next year. The same provider network …

Providence facilities, doctors excluded by two large insurers in Washington exchange

Competition to control the cost of new individual health policies has led two of Washington’s biggest insurance companies to exclude Eastern Washington’s largest hospital, and many of its physicians, from …

Subdued by Taser, man dies next day

A man has died after he was shocked with a Taser during a confrontation Thursday night with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym. The Washington State Patrol …

Changes at Sacred Heart will expedite emergency care

Eastern Washington’s major trauma hospital is set to open a new emergency room designed to cut wait times for patients. The $18.6 million project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center …

Couture is next Providence CEO

Elaine Couture will take over as chief executive officer of Providence Health Care, directing the region’s largest private employer and medical provider through the challenges of health care reform and …